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Photo Story: Men’s basketball blitzes Evansville at home

Ben Sheppard nearly secured his first career triple-double with 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Landen Secrest/Belmont Vision

With the regular season winding down, every game is crucial for Belmont men's basketball as it pursues the top seed in the Missouri Valley Conference.

The Bruins made sure to keep their goal within reach by securing a win over Evansville University on Wednesday night.

Cruising to a 95-63 victory, Belmont had five players score in double digits as

scouts from the Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers watched from press row.

Overall, Belmont didn't disappoint.

Relive an all-around great night for the Bruins through the lens of the Vision’s Landen Secrest.

It all started with the floor general.

Senior point guard Keishawn Davidson helped keep the Bruins in line vs the Purple Aces with 14 points and six assists.

Davidson skies for a layup with his off hand.

Freshman forward Cade Tyson had no problem taking on Evansville's defense.

Tyson easily blew past anyone that was guarding him.

And his shooting stroke looked pure.

Hold that follow through.

Sometimes, there isn't a need to pose.

This moment spoke for itself.

Head coach Casey Alexander never hesitated to give players words of advice during the game.

Freshman Ja'Kobi Gillespie checks in with Alexander during a stoppage in play.

On the court, Belmont's players remained cool, calm and collected.

Junior center Even Brauns was no exception.

Brauns earned his fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

When it was time to heat up, Belmont called up their flamethrower.

Graduate Student Drew Friberg ranks No. 4 in the nation in three-point shooting, draining nearly 47% of his shots from beyond the arc.

He kept it rolling vs the Purple Aces, knocking down four of his six three point attempts.

It's usually money when Friberg lines up a shot from deep.

It wasn't hard to celebrate as the shots continued to fall.

For Bruiser, the shooting success was just icing on the cake.

While celebrating his birthday, Bruiser was treated with a win.

Bruiser busts a move during his birthday celebration.

Although Bruiser may have though he was the center of attention, he was far from it.

That title belonged to the royalty on display in the Maddox Grand Atrium

The 2023 National Championship Trophy stole the show in its special trip to Belmont for the night.

Belmont hopes the Curb Event Center can be the trophy's permanent home after March Madness.

This article was written by Landen Secrest. Photos by Landen Secrest.

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